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Elephant dies of electrocution in Ctg

A tamed elephant that escaped from a group of three was electrocuted in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong last night, Agencies report. When the mahout with the three elephants came from Kaptai area, one of them got separated, according to reports.

At one stage, one of the separated elephant went into a rampage at a village in Maddhaquaish village of Shikarpur union around 7:00pm yesterday, the chairman said. The elephant attacked the thatched house of one Abul Malek before it came in contact with live electric wire after colliding with an electric pole, he said.

The process of body recovery was underway, the correspondent reports quoting Jahangir Alam, assistant conservator of Forest of the Bangladesh Forest Department. Another elephant among the three also escaped and was roaming at Burishchar union of Hathazari upazila, the forest official said.

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